Prototype Build Technician

Jacobs Engineering Milford , CT 06460

Posted 2 weeks ago

ThePrototype Build Technician will be responsible for the day-to-day support ofdrive line axle rework in the Milford, Michigan area.

Thisposition will have direct, daily interface with client engineering staff andexternal customers.

Theselected candidate will be required to become familiar and comply with Jacobsand Client policies for safety, security, and the rules associated with outsidecontractors working on-site.

Theymust be a self-starter that can work independently with minimal supervision, butwill also function as a member of a team. Attributes include, but are notlimited to:

  • Must be a hard worker, requiring littlesupervision, and have the ability manage their own workload.

  • Must be willing to learn and take on newresponsibilities.

  • Must be capable of maintaining a safe, clutterfree work area.

  • Must be a good communicator and comfortableworking with others.

  • Must be able to work on and coordinate multipleprojects at the same time (multitask).

  • Must be able to work closely with clients and coworkersto identify and carry out projects.

  • Must be able to work off-shift or extendedshifts from time-to-time, depending on client needs.

  • Must be on-call and available to providesupport during off-shifts in the event of a crisis.

Generalresponsibilities include:

  • They must be capable of safely stopping workwhen interrupted.

  • Use common hand tools and laboratory equipmentin a safe and appropriate manner.

  • Clearly communicate in a timely manner thestatus of work efforts and activities with the responsible engineers andoperations personnel.

  • Support the precision assembly of drivelinecomponents according to engineering drawings, specifications, and written workinstructions.

  • Measure and record critical parameters duringthe build process using standard industry inspection equipment.

  • Identify design flaws/issues during theassembly process. Document the issue and work with engineering to developdesign solutions.

  • Disassemble components following test anddisplay for engineering evaluation. Be able to identify and document issuesrelated to test.

  • Perform tear downs and evaluations forcompetitive bench marking.

  • Understand the concept and operation ofprototype build machines. Be able to operate it proficiently and adjustprogramming as required to account for design changes.

  • Maintains good housekeeping, safety practicesand supplies. Supports GMS/LEAN engineering.

  • Work with fixture design engineers to developrequired custom fixtures for build equipment.

  • Cross-train to support other areas of the laboratory(structural test, garage work, etc.).

Services will be delivered at a client facility inMilford, MI.

AnAssociate's Degree in a technical discipline or equivalent with a minimum ofsix (6) years of relevant work experience. Preference will be given to those with detailed experience in automotiveprototype build. The successfulcandidate must possess strong mechanical skills, a basic knowledge ofautomotive systems and ASE certifications (preferable). Fabrications skills are desirable. The candidate must be able to read andinterpret technical literature, drawings and manufacturers engineeringspecifications. The candidate must havestrong verbal and written communications skills accompanied by goodorganizational skills. Candidate must:

  • Properly use Personal Protective Equipment(PPE), including safety glasses, gloves, safety shoes, and other gear, asrequired

  • Have previous experience with drivelinecomponents, e.g., transmissions,transfer cases, axles, rear drive modules, differentials, and clutches

  • Theability to read and interpret hypoid gear mesh patterns and the ability to adjust shims as required tocorrect rejected gear mesh patterns (preferable)

  • Have experience with basic hand tools, e.g.,torque wrenches, sockets wrenches, and screw drivers

  • Have the ability to use basic inspection tools,e.g., dial indicators, bore gages, calipers, micrometers

  • Have the ability to fabricate mounts, brackets,fixtures using basic machine shop equipment

  • Have the ability to perform welding, cutting orbrazing (preferable)

  • Be familiar with calibration and use of basicinstrumentation, e.g., thermocouples, pressure transducers, opticaltachometers, accelerometers (preferable)

  • Have the ability to fabricate wire harnesses

  • Have the ability to operate a forklift and/oroverhead crane (preferable)

  • Have good analytical and technical skills, andhave the highest level of attention to details

  • Work independently and seek to expand knowledgein all assigned areas

  • Be capable of safely stopping work wheninterrupted

  • Communicate clearly (verbally and in writing)with customers and inter-department teammates

  • Provide constructive feedback on tasks and themanner in which they are executed

  • Receive feedback and be accountable for ownactions

  • Display confidence and ask questions

  • Read and interpret technical literature andmanufacturers' specifications

Be proficient with PCs and common software, e.g.Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, and Adobe Acrobat

Essential Functions

Unusual orSpecial Physical Requirements of Position

  • Lifting: 25%
  • Climbing: 10%
  • Crawling: 0%
  • Specialclothing/equipment (wearing): 0%
  • Unusualphysical requirements: 10%
  • Highnoise level: 10%
  • Other:

Description ofWork Environment (specify and provide % of time required)

  • 95% - Insidework, ambient temperatures
  • 10% - Work maybring individual into close proximity of outside temperatures (20F to 90F)
  • 10% - Oils,lubricants, shop air

Equipment and

Machines Involved in Work Tasks

  • 25% - Work withgeneral office equipment (computers, FAX, telephones, copiers, etc.)
  • Vehicles,forklifts, etc. 10%
  • 25% - Basic handand electrical tools
  • 50% - Personalprotective equipment (PPE)

Criticality ofAttendance

  • 10% - Occasionalovertime (OT) may be required, as needed, to meet project schedules

  • Primarily 1stShift (Days)

  • Necessityfor regular attendance: 100% - Regularattendance is mandatory

  • Urgencyfor punctuality: Important

Other EssentialFunctions

Ability to work wellwith clients and equipment vendors, as well as function in a Team environment.

Musttake and pass a drug screening test and background check.


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